Player Safety

Why You Should Attend NATA’s Spine Injury Conference

Taking place April 26-May 25, with live events May 10-12, the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference will provide attendees with an in-depth look at advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention... more »

Study: Physical Activity Offers ‘Strong Protection’ from Worst COVID Outcomes

A recent study released this week shows that regular physical activity provides protection from the worst side effects of COVID-19 — hospitalization, intensive care admission, and, even, death. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente and... more »

Study: Less Than 1% of COVID-Positive College Athletes Developed Heart Issues

According to a recent study of more than 3,000 college student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, less than one percent developed heart issues. The study, released over the weekend in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation,... more »

Preventing Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in Youth Athletes

With the majority of athletics returning in the country, from the professional level to youth activities, how do we ensure athletes stay in the game and not taped up or in crutches on the sideline?... more »

New York Bill to Push ATC Licensure

A New York bill is currently going through the state assembly and aims to update the scope and evolving practices of athletic trainers in the Empire State. The Athletic Training Licensure Act would, according to... more »

Study: Ball Adjustment Could Reduce Head Injury Risk in Soccer Players

Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce the risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how... more »

Micro-Z II Device Helps Athletes Treat Pain without Opioids

A new device designed to help athletes treat pain and heal without the need for prescription pills is making a big difference in the Pittsburgh community. According to a recent story from KDKA-CBS2, Micro-Z II... more »

Two Ohio Trainers Save HS Baseball Player’s Life

"It didn't feel like an accomplishment," Jaci Combs, an athletic trainer for Fairborn High School in Ohio, said. "I was full of dread about it, honestly, because we didn't know what the outcome would be."... more »

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